How to care for a Rabbits Foot Fern

The Davallia Fejeensis, otherwise known as the Rabbit's Foot Fern, is a beautiful tropical houseplant with characteristic furry rhizomes that creep over the soil! Similar to other ferns, they love moist soil, lots of humidity, and indirect light. Their delicate leaflets are sensitive to chemicals and bright sunlight as well, so placement near east or west facing windows is ideal!

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  • Frequent
  • Every 2 years in spring or summer
  • Bright, indirect light
  • Non toxic
  • Every 2-3 weeks in spring and summer

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  • These ferns are native to Fiji. They originally grew on trees or in rock crevices!
  • The Rabbit's Foot Fern is a good air purifier!
  • These ferns are non toxic to pets and humans!
  • These furry friends like their soil to stay moist, especially during spring and summer! Be careful not to leave the soil soaked, so frequent, light waterings will be best. In winter, you can water after the top 1 inch layer of soil is dry. You can mist the rhizomes weekly to keep them moist. High humidity is important for the rhizomes and to avoid the leaf tips from turning brown.
  • The Rabbit's Foot Fern lights bright, indirect light. East or west facing windows would be ideal! Be careful to avoid direct light, as this can scorch the leaves.
  • Fertilize every 2 to 3 weeks during spring and summer with a diluted houseplant fertilizer.
  • You'll only need to repot the Rabbit's Foot Fern once the roots and rhizomes begin crowding the pot! Increase the pot diameter by 2 inches, and ensure it has proper drainage. Be careful not the cover the rhizomes with soil, as this will cause them to rot.
  • Pruning isn't necessary, unless removing dead foliage.
  • While not susceptible to particular pests or diseases, the leaves may turn colour to indicate something is wrong. Yellow/brown tips indicate that the air is too dry, or the temperature is too hot. Pale leaves indicate too much sunlight or not enough fertilizer. Limp leaves can occur from too much water, or if the temperature is too cold.

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